(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where Do I Start?  (Part 3) By Sandra Wisnewski, Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

Reaching Into Our Communities Through Collaboration

By Brenda Jones, E-MDT Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan   Last year was tough on everyone! Although processes were somewhat slowed for the U.P. FAST E-MDT (Upper Peninsula Financial Abuse Specialists Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team), we continued to move forward. We are making strides toward creating a team that is committed to coordinating our efforts to serve and protect older and vulnerable adults in our … Continue reading Reaching Into Our Communities Through Collaboration

August was National Eye Exam Month

By Liseia Parisian, Network Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Did you know that an eye exam can detect over 20 different chronic diseases and disorders, which according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology include diabetes, high blood pressure, loss of vision, and even cancer. For most of these conditions early detection is key to prevent further health decline or fatality.  August is National Eye Exam … Continue reading August was National Eye Exam Month

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  A scam is often impersonal and targets people not known to the scammer. Scammers use all kinds of methods to obtain your information and hard-earned money: telephone, email, and even door to door. Being aware of fraudster’s tactics is a good way to protect yourself or someone you know from being a victim of a scam. Our human brain allows us to reason, pause, … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  Report suspicions of abuse or neglect as soon as possible! Making a report in instances of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation is the right thing to do. Programs such as Adult Protective Services (APS) and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman are here to help. Report suspected abuse or neglect in the community setting call:  Adult Protective Services at 1-855-444-3911 24 hours /day 7 days a … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  How Can We Prevent and Address the Problem? There are many ways to get involved in creating a stronger society that safeguards our communities and prevents elder abuse from occurring.  BUILD PUBLIC AWARENESS: – Talk about the issue to increase the identification and reporting of abuse by the public, professionals, and older people who experience abuse – Provide older people who experience abuse with … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  To keep older people in our society safe, we must build systems of support in our community to prevent and address elder abuse. Elder Abuse can occur without strong social supports in place to keep us connected as we age. While anyone is potentially at risk of abuse, some factors can increase one’s risk of experiencing abuse like: Social isolation Lack of access to … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  Administration for Community Living (ACL) programs, councils, and research projects help support and empower those caring for older adults and people with disabilities. The National Family Caregiver Support Program funds a variety of supports that help family and informal caregivers care for older adults in their homes for as long as possible. Learn more: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | USC CEM  #WEAAD Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD